Click here for a link to the Major Works Data Sheet.
Your group sheet is due Monday 4/25 and can be submitted digitally (before class begins) or physically.
Other MWDS Information
Jose R., Ernesto, Jose L.: Hamlet
Adrian, Daniel G., Aaron: Hamlet
Fabian, Carlos, Jonathan: 1984
Josue, Ryan: Xmas Carol
Raoul, Devin: 1984
Chris, Fuki, Daniel R.: Hamlet
Freddy, Emmanuel, Luis Val.: Xmas Carol
Jesus, Luis Vas., David: 1984
Extra Credit Opportunities
Oliver Twist MWDS from December: 10 pts extra credit in the hmwk or participation category (due Monday)
Independent novel project novel: I will bump your lowest Timed Write up a letter grade (due Monday)
Wednesday 4/20 3:00-4:00
Thursday 4/21 3:00-4:00
Tuesday 4/26 3:00-4:00
Wednesday 4/27 2:30-3:30
Mandatory: Friday 4/29 11:30-1:00
Tuesday 5/4 3:00-4:00
For each two after school sessions that you attend (excluding 4/29), I increase one of your Timed Write scores by one letter grade (e.g. C+ to B+)
The Friday 4/29 session is mandatory. If you attend, you will not have to take the final exam on 5/24 (your final exam score will instead be based upon your Timed Write scores).
Rough Draft: "I'm stuck; what do I do?"
If you have a theme, but are having trouble with analysis chunks:
Think about the essay as a Timed Write:
Analyze the literary techniques that the writer uses to expose the meaning of the work as a whole.
If you are having trouble with a theme:
Option 1: Look online! Use your resources and see if the messages/themes that others have created make sense to you.
Option 2: Stop overthinking it! Just pick a topic and answer the question "what message is Shakespeare trying to get me to understand about this topic?" Your theme/thesis does not have to be the only theme in Hamlet. It does does not have to be the most obvious theme in Hamlet. It just needs to be an accurate statement about the message.
Samples attached below!
Rough Draft: "I don't remember what Ms. Goycoolea taught in class because my mind was momentarily possessed by aliens [or other reasons]."
Organizational Help: UC Davis Guide; Newton HS AP Guide
Quote Introduction Help: Handout from Class; U-Wisconsin Guide
Homework due 1/28
Over the next few weeks, you will need to read a novel of literary merit outside of class time and complete an independent novel project (paper copies of this assignment will be distributed in class on 2/2).
Your assignment, due 1/28 by 11:59pm, is to select a novel from the AP Recommended Reading List. Then, click the link below to submit your book title selection via Google forms.
Book Selection Google Form
Homework due 2/2
Please answer the following questions before coming to class. You do not need to use complete sentences, but make sure your responses are thoughtful and complete.
A Close Look at Act I Scene 1
Click the link for an additional copy of the Take Home Quiz Directions.
Quiz due in class Monday 1/11. Make sure to have a printed copy (no computer/printer excuses allowed)!
Click the link to access the Major Works Data Sheet.
Remember, this is a study tool, so put real, effective thought into it!
Due Monday (12/7) via shared Google Doc OR a physical copy in class. If you bring a physical copy, you will be able to use it on the timed write!
Seminar Group Listening Evaluation:
Assess your listening skills by assessing the other group’s Socratic seminar by doing the following:
1. Please edit your personal statement #1 and submit a final draft via Google Docs to me by 8:00am on Monday
After I receive your essay, I will give you a grade and lots of feedback. If you would like to improve and resubmit, I will give you half points back to improve your grade. I will also welcome you to visit me as much as you want to revise/perfect your essay before the November 30th due date!
2. Please read the "All was Not as it Seemed" article about the Victorian Era and respond to the short writing prompt on the last page.
3. Please take a moment to watch this video: Born Good?
If 13 minutes of your life is REALLY too long, then jump to 6:30 to see the part I was talking about in class.